Thursday, August 04, 2011

Scrappy Garage Sale

I am making great progress on "Project Clean Studio!" I have managed to pull EVERYTHING out of my studio and the guest bedroom (where my What You Make It - kit inventory is kept) and have sorted it into three piles:

Keep (only my very favorites, tools I use regularly, new things to share with you this fall).
Share/Sell (Lots of yummy things here...some of you have already been sent boxes via RAKs and Goody boxes that you have purchased)
Toss: These items either went in the trash or a box to take to Good Will or our Community Center.

I got braver the longer I worked on it...kind of like that tv show "Clean Sweep" - my "sell and toss" piles got larger and larger. I finally realized that I want to only have those things that inspire me - or I intend to use available in my newly organized studio and office...and that it would be great to let others enjoy the items that didn't make the keep pile. So, I hope to be able to do a video soon of my reorganized space...I am keeping that as incentive to keep working on it a bit day by day.

I am having a Scrappy Yard Sale on Saturday....with lots of themed collections, embellishment collections, stamps, ribbon/trim samplers and tools. If you live near Nashville, you ought to come out and find some goodies for yourself. We will be starting at 7am - Adams Auto is located at 15115 Lebanon Rd, Old Hickory TN 37138.

I still have a few Grab Boxes available too...filled to the brim with papers, trims, embellies and mini album base boards ($50). If you want one, please let me know before Saturday (give me your email address so I can send you a PayPal invoice) as I will be taking them to the Garage Sale to sell as well.

I am going to be so glad when this project is over and I can get back to my "regularly scheduled" creativity. Ahh - but most good things require I will be back at it tonight. I also want to say a HUGE "thank you" to all of you who have written me notes of encouragement - and left me ideas to keep me motivated during this process. I have tried just about ALL of them! And will certainly be using several of them AGAIN as I push towards the finish. I will be announcing the winner of the give away later this check back!

What is that ONE project that you keep putting off?


  1. Hi Jann! I've been away so I'm coming in at the end of all the fun and too late to purchase because I've spent all my money...again! haha Good for you for doing a clean up job! I sure do wish I lived close enough to come to your garage fun would THAT be? I'll come back and catch up on the rest of your posts as soon as I can...your email too! Thank you SO MUCH for that! I was thrilled to get it! Now get back to work! lol :o)

  2. I'm so happy for you!!!! Sounds like you are at the point where it is becoming exciting and the drudgery is no longer a looming monster. Way to go Girlfriend!!!

    I'm so excited to see your new studio when you post a video. Good luck at your yard sale. Fantastic news you have sold quite a bit of your stash.

    Anything worth having takes hard work and diligence. You are well on your way to walking in your studio, coffee mug (or favorite beverage) in hand while you admire your handiwork. Awesome!!!!

    Love you Girlfriend - Leslie

  3. Mary Owens9:00 AM

    Sorry your yard sale got rained out, but thanks for sharing Jacob's music video. I loved it!
    Your Fellow Crafter, Mary in Charlotte

  4. Could you please email me. I have a private question about getting a box ... Thank you :)

  5. Geez lol I forgot something important: lana1218 at gmail


Thank you for taking the time to stop by for a visit and commenting! Your input means a lot to me. Have a great day! ~Jann